On behalf of the Council of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), I welcome you to the 21st APOA Congress to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia from 29 to 31 July 2021. As concerns increased on the uncertainties and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organising Committee, led by Congress Chairman, Dato’ Dr Syed Alsag off, has decided to convene it in a hybrid format using both the physical and virtual platform.
The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association is a regional organisation of orthopaedic surgeons mainly from the Asia Pacific region. To date, the APOA has 24 member chapters and more than 60,000 orthopaedic surgeons as members of APOA.
The scientific sessions will be dedicated to all fields of orthopaedic surgery – trauma, sports injuries, paediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, hip, knee, spine, hand & wrist, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, hand & upper limb, general orthopaedics and orthopaedic research. APOA 2021 will attract world renowned leaders to participate and exchange expertise and to launch brilliant new ideas together as well as an opportunity to the young and budding orthopaedic surgeons to interact with experts from particularly from the region. It will present a unique chance to share and enhance knowledge on the latest international research and developments, to advance orthopaedic knowledge and to forge new friendships.
I look forward to meeting you in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.
Prof. Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD
APOA / President
Congress Chairman’s Message
The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) plays a pivotal role in creating a platform of communication and networking for the orthopaedic community in the Asia Pacific region and all over the world. The APOA organises a biennial congress which brings together orthopaedic surgeons, scientists, researchers, allied healthcare professionals, and nurses to share their expertise, experiences, and knowledge on the science and practice of orthopaedic surgery and its subspecialties in the midst of ever-developing medical management and innovations today.
The 21st Biennial Congress of the APOA will be heldon 29 to 31July 2021 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. The Organising Committee has planned this as a hybrid of both physical and virtual conference. The decision for a hybrid congress is made because of the ongoing uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic. At this hybrid Congress, we willprovide a platform for all the specialties of orthopaedic surgery to come together to enable senior surgeons to impart their expertise, junior surgeons to learn and debate issues and most importantly for the fraternity to network and renew acquaintances. The Scientific Committee, including the Chairmen of the APOA Subspecialty Sections as well as local coordinators, has planned for keynote addresses, plenary lectures, symposia, live workshops as well as opportunities for the participants to present their research work and promises a stimulating and rewarding experience.
Together with my Organising and Scientific Committee, it is our privilege and honour to welcome you to join us for the 21st APOA Biennial Congress, either physically or virtually.
Dato’ Dr Syed Abdul Latiff Alsagoff
APOA 2021 / Congress Chairman
Thought – provoking symposia
Interactive and hands-on workshops
Engaging sessions with experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals
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